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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

30th January, 2017

Lacking in the wardrobe inspiration department lately? A quick scroll through the feeds of the world’s most stylish bloggers will soon fix that! Here are a few of my favourites for igniting the spark for an outfit idea or two.

A botanical print is a retro inspired print that looks oh-so fresh. And who would’ve thought pink and green would make such a killer combination?

Keep your outfit colour palette in grey, white and black for a failsafe combination. A simple tee paired with cropped pants and court shoes makes for an of-the-moment ensemble.

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The denim skirt is always a wardrobe favourite but team it with a black top and black flats and it transforms into a chic outfit for a day of being on the go.

If you’re going to buy one tee this season make it this blogger-approved Gucci t-shirt. Dress it down with a casual skirt or jeans or go the opposite and dress it up with a pair of black slacks.

When going bold why not totally commit and go for a look that truly makes a statement? A pair of 60s inspired sunglasses and a daring print make for one striking combination.

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High waisted blue jeans teamed with a flowy blouse always gives a nonchalant 70s vibe that’s a sartorial winner.

A high waisted alternative to jeans is a pair of black wide legged pants. When paired with a crisp white shirt it perfectly balances looking polished without looking too formal.

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A neutral look from head to toe is the perfect outfit for warm, balmy summer days. The billowy blouse with tie detail perfectly offsets the relaxed nature of the cut off denim shorts. Being paired with metallic gold sandals is the perfect finishing touch.

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The off the shoulder silhouette is ubiquitous so why not opt for a slightly different take by going for a one shoulder look. In crisp white it just screams summer. As far as footwear goes you can’t go wrong with a pair of black slides.

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This is a great look for drinks in the evening. An all-white ensemble punctuated by gold and black accessories screams relaxed elegance with just the right hit of glamour.

Go from beach to bar with ease by pairing a crisp white off the shoulder top with a billowy black skirt. A woven basket adds just the right hit of summer casual.

This is an oldie but a goodie! A crisp white tee and a blazer is a no-brainer when it comes to an ensemble that you can always rely upon for work or play.

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What I Wore: Maison du Maillot

28th December, 2016

I love discovering new brands and recently I found this top and skirt set from Maison du Maillot which I can see myself getting plenty of use out of as a set or worn separately and paired with either a simple tee or cami or a plain skirt. I was particularly drawn to the two-tone print and the vibrant red colour. I love anything with unique finishes and the relaxed bohemian style of the shirt with its fringe trim and lace-up collar and the knot detailing on the skirt really elevate each piece into something that can make a statement. And the best bit? Maison du Maillot do free worldwide delivery and returns so it’s the perfect time to find an outfit to wear throughout summer (I love this set, dress and playsuit) or the party season (New Year’s Eve is just around the corner after all!).

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Love a matching set?

 This poncho and shorts combination is perfect for a summer getaway or a day at the beach.

Summer staples

I’ve added this dress and playsuit to my must-have list.

 

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What I Wore: Denim Daze

20th December, 2016

I love the relaxed look of a summer dress paired with denim. This striped Acler dress looks quite dressy on its own but when teamed with a frayed jacket it gives it a little bit more of a fun, quirky vibe. I can’t get enough of the the above Steele statement jacket with its hand embroidered finish – the floral detail and slogan gives it a point of difference and looks quite fresh when teamed with crisp white. I wanted to add some interesting accessories to elevate the look and couldn’t go past Gucci. The embellished Dionysus canvas bag and gold heels with a pearl detailing perfectly offset the pared back, simplicity of the rest of the outfit.

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Credits: Denim jacket, Steele; Dress, Acler; Shoes, Gucci (sandals version); Bag, Gucci (similar)

Photography: Sophia Athas 

 

 

 

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Steal her style: Aimee Song

16th December, 2016

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Aimee Song is the stylish woman behind the blog Song of Style. Her looks are always on point, covering the style spectrum of vibrant dresses one minute to casual denim looks the next. Here she showcases how to wear the season’s graphic tee and give it a slightly feminine edge when paired with an A-line denim skirt and slip-on pointed flats. The perfect lesson on how to take a trend and make it your own.

Blazer

A black blazer is a wardrobe must. Mine gets a regular workout throughout the year and is always on high rotation.

Graphic tee

Whether you’re after a band tee or one emblazoned with a brand logo this season’s t-shirts are all about making a statement.

Denim skirt

You’ll find the denim skirt proliferating summer street style. It’s one piece that can easily be dressed up or down.

Pointed slides

Try this dressy update on casual slides. Easily matched with everything from dresses to skirts in summer, these slides can also make the transition into the your winter wardrobe when paired with cropped pants.

Crossbody bag

Downsize your bag for a slightly more refined look. This style is a great bag that can be worn in the evening as easily as it can be slung over the shoulder for a busy day out.

 

 

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What I Wore: Light and Breezy

14th December, 2016

It’s the season for lightweight, breezy summer dressing and this Scanlan Theodore maxi dress is perfect for warm, balmy days. Blue and white has always been synonymous with this time of year for me as it looks so fresh. I love the strapless neckline and the oversized bow at the back which gives a touch of sweetness without being too saccharine. I paired it with my metallic Witchery sandals to give the look a little bit of edge and kept it quite paired back with minimalist accessories in a neutral colour palette such as my Loewe bag to really allow the dress to take centre stage. I can see myself definitely wearing this in the months ahead as I take advantage of the sunshine.

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Credits: Dress, Scanlan and Theodore; Sandals, Witchery (similar here); Bag, Loewe; Sunglasses, Dita

Photography: Sophia Athas

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal this week

14th November, 2016

If you had a bonafide wardrobe meltdown this morning because you had absolutely no idea what to wear then consider this the answer to all your problems. Enjoy 12 very well-dressed women with plenty of style to give you endless wardrobe inspo.

Play with some bold accessories that have plenty of personality. The choker is still very much every blogger’s best friend.

Pick one colour to carry throughout your outfit for a cohesive look that screams you’re in the sartorial big league.

Sweet finishes such as the tie on Stein’s shirt paired with ’70s style wide leg pants give a relaxed vibe.

Pick a statement bag (metallic detailing is still very of the moment) and work your outfit around it.

Monochrome always delivers a polished finish but don’t be afraid to experiment. Pair a dressy skirt with slightly more relaxed pieces such as a tee and slides a la Donaldson.

A matching set is adorable but when paired with cute ’60s inspired accessories it makes a statement.

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A sleek suit is eternally stylish. Choose one in an interesting fabric to give the look a point of difference.

Go all out with one aspect of your outfit. This patterned skirt with its vibrant hues steals the show in the best possible way.

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Traditional blue jeans paired with a printed button down shirt is the ideal off duty look.

Take a preppy outfit and pair it with white sneakers for an unexpected ensemble.

A relaxed fit denim jacket will serve your wardrobe well. It’s the ultimate multitasker as it will work with everything from a tee and jeans to dresses and skirts.

The sleeveless blazer elevates this look from corporate to style savvy. Plus in a bold pink it shows you’re the kind of girl who doesn’t mind taking a fashion risk or two.

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What I Wore: Spring whites

27th October, 2016

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There’s nothing like a crisp white dress to really herald the start of easy-breezy spring dressing and this wrap dress with kimono sleeves and subtle pleating by Tome has been a nice addition to my wardrobe as its the perfect blank canvas for myriad looks. I decided to keep this particular look quite pared back and just go for a simple monochrome palette. A simple Jerome Dreyfuss mini shoulder bag with chain handle helped to counterbalance the feminine style of the dress and really gave the look some edge. I kept my accessories to a minimum for this particular outfit, with just a pair of classic black sunglasses and some of my favourite bracelets adding some interesting finishing touches to an otherwise simple ensemble. Sometimes it really is all about taking a less is more approach.

Credits: Dress, Tome; Bag, Jerome Dreyfuss; Sunglasses, Local Supply

Photography: @brigetteclark_

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What I Wore: Like a lady

24th October, 2016

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After being at home with a newborn and a toddler over the last few months it has been nice to slowly ease myself back into work – and getting to dress up again! I’ve had a few work events pop up recently and it has been great to have Nadia in Sydney to attend them with.

I wanted to wear something ladylike but with an edge to a recent function and really loved the above khaki coloured dress by Christopher Esber. I think the shade is right on trend and really provided a great base colour for one of my new fave blazers by Camilla and Marc. It really made the crisp white colour pop. The statement shoulders and nipped in waist also give the blazer a really flattering silhouette. I am loving all things Gucci at the moment as they have really just been nailing it in both the accessories and ready to wear department and this bag with its fun appliqué design and chain strap really elevated the traditional monogram print of the bag.

Credits: Kate: Dress, Christopher Esber; Blazer, Camilla and Marc; Sunglasses, Le Specs; Bag (similar), Gucci, Heels, Alaia & Nadia: Top, Camilla and Marc; Skirt, Camilla and Marc; Earrings, Marni

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Photography: @brigetteclark_

 

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What I Wore: Coffee Date

20th October, 2016

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There’s nothing I love more than catching up for coffee with a girlfriend so it was lovely to get back into the swing of things and catch up with Nadia. I’ve been busy with Grace and Sophia recently and comfort has been key so it was nice to be able to dress up for a little time out.

I love an all white look and the beautiful spring weather allowed me to finally wear the above Lover dress. I particularly love the sleeve detail which gives it a beautiful finishing touch. As the dress is quite feminine my favourite Adidas Superstars were the perfect way to ground the outfit a little and also give the look a bit  more of a relaxed vibe. I think pairing dresses with sneakers has been a great way to really take an otherwise quite formal look in a different direction and I will definitely be trying this combination again over the new few months.

Credits: Kate: Dress, Lover; Sneakers, Adidas; Sunglasses, Local Supply & Nadia: Dress, Camilla and Marc;  Blazer, Camilla and Marc; Sunglasses, Le Specs; Handbag, Coach

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Photography: @brigetteclark_

 

 

 

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Steal her style: Julie Sarinana

19th August, 2016

If there’s one thing Julie Sariñana the founder of fashion blog Sincerely Jules can do it’s pull together a great casual look. Hailing from Los Angeles she has mastered how to do the Californian high-low mix beautifully. Case in point: she’s often spotted mixing a blazer with a great pair of denim shorts or a simple summer dress with a pair of statement heels. She keeps most of her looks quite pared back but loves to add a great print or some amazing accessories to really elevate an outfit. She’s the perfect example of how to do cool casual with a sophisticated touch.

Want to steal Sariñana’s style? Check out my style vs steal options below.

Neutral blazer

A great neutral blazer is almost as versatile as one in a darker shade. A light blazer is perfect for spring when it’s that tricky time of trans-seasonal dressing and you need a light cover up in the evenings.

White tee

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again you can never have too many white tees. A simple white tee will work with numerous outfits so it will always be a welcome addition to any wardrobe.

Leather pants

Have you invested in leather pants yet? If not, I suggest you do! You’ll find they’re as versatile as jeans, maybe even more so and they’re so ridiculously comfy too.

Black sneakers

White sneakers are definitely a go-to but black are also worth trying for their slightly dressier appearance. White laces are ideal for a more casual look but if you want to give it a sophisticated touch swap them for a black pair.

Chain strap bag

If Chanel bags showed us anything it’s a great chain strap bag is a great addition to any wardrobe. A plain or patterned bag with a chain strap will work well simply decide according to your mood.

Aviator sunglasses

A touch of Top Gun never goes astray! A pair of great aviators are the ideal sunglasses to wear when you’re after something slightly more dressy.